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Everything You Need to Know About Hernias

Hernias are one of the most commonly-reported injuries from Bucks County movers. If you are planning a move, understanding the symptoms of a hernia and how to prevent them can help you avoid a nasty injury and a trip to the hospital. Read on to learn more about how to identify a hernia—and remember to call 911 if you suffer from a hernia while moving.

  • What is a hernia? A hernia is a breakthrough of an intestine which causes its protective membrane casing to rip or tear. The most common types of hernias seen while moving occur in the intestine, stomach, and lower abdomen region. They are a common moving injury because the sudden stress of lifting a heavy object can put unexpected strain on the intestines, causing a rupture of the intestinal wall.
  • What are the symptoms of a hernia? The most common symptom of a hernia is a sudden pain in the lower abdomen that does not go away over time and gets worse when you move, bend, or cough. You may also notice a sensitive bulge in your stomach or inner thigh area, and many sufferers report a sensation of “heaviness” sitting in their abdomen, similar to what you’d feel after eating a large meal.
  • What factors make someone more likely to have a hernia? Some people are more likely to suffer a hernia when moving. If you are overweight, pregnant, a smoker, a senior citizen, or if you suffer from a condition that causes you to cough frequently, you may want to consider working with a company providing professional local moving in Bucks County, PA to reduce your chances of suffering a hernia.

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